Review: Cinéma Québécois: Projecting the Avant-Garde
By: Diana Sims
Anthony McCall, Jane Weinstock, Claire Pajaczkowska and Andrew Tyndall’s 1979 “Sigmund Freud’s Dora: A Case of Mistaken Identity” via http://www.lightindustry.org/dora.jpg
Scotiabank is where you go when you want to see Batman vs. Superman. Cinéma du Parc is where you go when you want to see Moonlight. And…
An Interview with Boundaries & Frontiers Artist Avery Shoemaker
By: Ann Cernek
Ann Cernek (AC): Could you start by telling me a little bit about yourself?
Avery Shoemaker (AS): Yeah, I’m from Minneapolis, I’m 20 years old and studying environment at McGill.
AC: What about your artwork?
AS: I started painting when I was…
The Secret Pastiche of the Birks Heritage Chapel
By: Diana Sims
Religion pokes through the surface of Montréal. Despite the seedy underbelly of sex clubs and St. Hubert motels, the cross always shines from the mountain top like an illuminated tree. Like the cross, church and synagogue rooftops sprout among the otherwise two-story architecture of neighborhoods like the…
What You Need to Know about Auction Houses: The Basics
by Sylvie Schwartz
A buyer holds his paddle. Credit Timothy A. Clary/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
The art world was abuzz after the big sales at Christie’s and Sotheby’s last week. Auction sales are something that we often hear about, as the sale prices are public information and works often…
Modernism: Not Even Once
by Catherine LaRivière
Where there’s a museum with a modern art wing, there’s a person probably saying “I could have done that.”
And where that same person is, there’s probably an art history student replying “But you didn’t.”
It’s ubiquitous, really. These artists painted geometric shapes and lines and splatters…